Pre-University Design
QQI Level 5 5M2208
Small Class Sizes
Level 5


Pre-University UX/UI Design (UXD)Course - Dublin (Pending Final Approval)

At BFEI located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin we offer a one year, QQI Level 5 Pre-University UX/UI Design (UXD) course (Pending Final Approval).

Would you like to combine your imagination and creativity with design skills? Do you want to make easy-to-use applications that focus on human-centered inclusiveness and universal design? The Pre-university UX/ UI Design course at BFEI will provide you with a strong foundation in the skills necessary to design Apps for mobile devices. You will design and prototype Apps to include, testing and evaluation, user interface design, navigation, user control, simplicity, consistency and usability. It will also enable you to go into entry level employment

Course Code PUD
Duration 1 Year
Number of Places 30
Contact Hours Per Week 20 approx
Timetable Contact 5 Days

Assessment and Certification

  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of studio projects and assignments submitted throughout the year.
  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Design (5M2208).

Is This Course For You?

Have you a passion for Design? Do you enjoy visiting buildings and have a curiosity about how they are built? Are you a creative person with good organisational skills? This course is oriented to those wishing to pursue a career in this field. It provides you with a strong foundation in spatial design and combines creative ability with technical skills. This course is based on project work with an emphasis on learning by doing. The work produced will be presented as a portfolio to enable you to progress onto further studies in the design field.

Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability

What Will I Study?

The following modules are studied on the course:

Year 1 Drawing Design Skills Architectural Drawing/Construction Computer Illustrated Graphics Computer Aided Draughting Combined Materials Work Experience Communications Maths (Optional)

What Will I Do?

  • Field Trips to sites, Museums, Conferences, and Design Projects are an integral part of the learning experience. Educational Tours are organised which may include a European trip.
  • You will gain experience using Oculus Quest 2 VR Headsets.
  • Career advice and help with CV preparation is provided by the Guidance and Career Service.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Design consultant
  • CAD Operator


If you are interested in doing further study to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Check out more progression options by downloading the BFEI Progression Pathways Chart at


At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students.

Students will be required to purchase certain items including a uniform and product kits

Get in touch
+353 1 2889717 BFEI, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
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